A few days ago I was showing my courtship blocks to a friend and she asked how many hours each block would take - and how much I would charge if I were to sell my work. She was rather surprised when I laughed. I knew she wasn't interested in commissioning a piece so I shared that each block takes me about two weeks to do - that would add up to five hours per day x 6 days a week = 30 hours (and that's a conservative estimate of the time). Multiply that (at least in the case of the courtship project) by seven. And that's just doing the blocks and not the finishing that's required.
AND - an addendum to my complete and utterly shameless plugging of our #2 son and daughter-in-love's new photography business - it seems that the more 'likes' you get on facebook, the better is is for people who are searching for a business to actually find it online. So....in that light.....(and being utterly shameless as I said!!)....please go HERE and 'like' their page. While you're there you can see some of their beautiful photos. I thank you and I know they do too!
Now, on to the last two fillers on Block Five....
And, here's the completed block..
- Just in case you might think I'm not an equal opportunity blogger, HERE's a wee Easter-y duckie for you to make!
- THIS isn't something I would tackle making, but it's it gorgeous?
- If you happen to like turtles and hexxies, how about THIS cute little fellow?
- There is a tutorial HERE for some really pretty flowers made from ric rac.
- For those of you who enjoy colouring, perhaps you'd like to have a go at THIS.
- The tutorial HERE is geared towards scrapbookers, but I think the technique would come in handy for a lot of other applications, including crazy quilting.
Today your quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson... "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine"